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Hopkins’ Krimigis To Speak on Human Spaceflight, May 10

Dr. Krimigis
Dr. Stamatios “Tom” Krimigis

Dr. Stamatios “Tom” Krimigis of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory will teach a Demystifying Medicine course on Tuesday, May 10 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room in Bldg. 50. The title of his lesson is “Robotic Planetary Exploration and Thoughts about Human Spaceflight.” 

A physicist and space scientist, Krimigis was the principal investigator on several NASA spacecraft, including Voyagers 1 and 2, and has participated in NASA missions to every planet in the solar system.

The Demystifying Medicine course, jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. All are welcome to attend this talk, at which Krimigis will discuss the challenges of prolonged human spaceflight and the role of biomedical scientists in space exploration. The course will be videocast live and then archived at

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